CHAP1.TB - Chapter 1 The Strategic Approach to Human...

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Chapter 1 The Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management True/False 1. Human resources management has authority regarding several functions and can advise line managers in other departments. Answer: True Page: 9 Moderate 2. The strategic approach is used in marketing and financing courses but not in information systems courses. Answer: False Page: 9 Easy 3. A strategy is a game plan for action and usually includes the formulation of a goal and a set of action plans for accomplishment. Answer: True Page: 9 Easy 4. Strategy is the formulation of organizational missions, goals, and objectives as well as action plans for achievement that explicitly recognize the competition and impact of outside environmental forces. Answer: True Page: 10 Easy 5. As demand for products increase, the craft system is able to keep up; craftsmen have to hire more apprentices and the workplace becomes more like a small factory. Answer: False Page: 11 Moderate 6. Scientific management tried to find the one best way to do a job. Answer: True Page: 11 Easy 7. Douglas McGregor, the father of scientific management, spent his career collecting data and analyzing the specific motions required to perform various jobs. Answer: False Page: 12 Moderate
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Chapter 1—The Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management 8. The Hawthorne studies found that human interaction and attention paid to the workers caused productivity to decrease. Answer: False Page: 12 Moderate 9. Human resource management preceded the behavioral science era. Answer: False Page: 12 Difficult 10. Increased government regulation changed the nature of human resource management. Answer: True Page: 13 Easy 11. The outside environment provides a set of opportunities and threats to the organization. Answer: True Page: 15 Difficult 12. Strategic human resource management’s primary focus is on labor market conditions. Answer: False Page: 15 Moderate 13. Strategic human resource management would not be concerned with labor availability in a geographic area. Answer: False Page: 15 Difficult 14. A firm’s strategy should have a long-range focus but should be adaptable and flexible to change to environmental conditions. Answer: True Page: 16 Difficult 15. Strategic human resource management is primarily concerned with hourly or operational employees. Answer: False Page: 16 Moderate 16. Excellent coordination and combination of the firm’s functional areas often result in a phenomenon known as synergy. Answer: True Page: 17 Easy 17. If a firm uses a strategic human resource approach, the vice-president of human resources would be a member of the top-level decision-making team. Answer: True Page: 18 Moderate 1-2
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Chapter 1—The Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management 18. All human resource managers must take responsibility for efficient and effective utilization of their subordinates. Answer: True
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